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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Surpasses Original’s Box Office Haul

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Surpasses Original’s Box Office Haul

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has officially passed its predecessor’s record at the domestic and foreign box office, according to Forbes. As the site notes, it’s now the biggest superhero movie ever — to not include the likes of Iron Man, Batman or Spider-Man.

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It’s also the fifth-biggest MCU film of all time, after Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War ($408 million), Iron Man 3 ($409 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($458 million) and The Avengers ($623 million). It’s even surpassed Deadpool’s global box office record ($783.1 million), coming in at $783.3 million, as of today.

While there’s a chance the film won’t cross the coveted $1 billion-mark, it’ll at least surpass a modest $800 million.

In other box office news, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is on track for a $77 million bow domestically by the time Memorial Day weekend comes to a close. Over the course of its three-day debut in North America, the film has raked in an estimated $62 million from 4,276 locations.

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Unfortunately for Alien: Covenant, the film had a steep drop in numbers its sophomore weekend, dipping 71%, with an estimated $10.525 million intake over the course of the last three days. Adding the expected $13.1 million it’ll likely make tomorrow, that brings the film’s 11-day domestic total to a mere $59.92 million.

Currently screening in theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.

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